Do they taste different?

rayandgwenn(z11 Puerto Rico)August 18, 2006

Hi Everyone- I have a few types of banana plants growing here. Some that taste like the kind from the store and some Manzana bananas that taste appley.

I know there are lots of other varieties- I really want to know if they taste different.

I guess what I am asking- Is it worth my while to get a bunch of other types of bananas?

I don't really need them for "the tropical look" since I have that naturally. I grow them for the fruit or in special cases (AE-AE) the variegation.

I would appreciate your opinion if there are any other types that taste great or different and are a "must" for banana lovers-


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pitangadiego(San Diego, CA)

Absolutely YES!

You need Misi Luki, a Namwah, Monthan, Praying Hands, Goldfinger, Mysore, Lakatan, Pisang Ceylon, and more.

    Bookmark   August 19, 2006 at 12:05AM
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gaza(10 la CA)

i agree with the last post.
the difference can be huge!
ice cream is one you have to get.
its like vanilla custard

    Bookmark   August 26, 2006 at 9:44PM
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gardenguy_(z6b PA)

Thing is, where do I get ice cream bananas? Not the plant, but rather the banana itself?

    Bookmark   August 27, 2006 at 9:28AM
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rayandgwenn(z11 Puerto Rico)

Thanks for the info- I have an ice cream banana plant somewhere- I should find it and plant it- give it a chance.
I will look around for some other recommended varieties.

    Bookmark   August 29, 2006 at 1:08PM
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how about best tasting dwarf variety (for container), ice cream, dwarf orinoco(sp?)

    Bookmark   August 29, 2006 at 8:09PM
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